TASCHEN AMERICA Taschen America - Tattoos in Japanese Prints (Sarah E. Thompson)

TASCHEN AMERICA Taschen America - Tattoos in Japanese Prints (Sarah E. Thompson)
SKU: TATTOOS-JP
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This book tells the fascinating story of how, in the early nineteenth century, the color woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e first inspired tattoo artists as the pictorial tradition of tattooing in Japan was just the beginning. It explores the Japanese tattoo’s evolving meanings, from symbol of devotion to punishment and even to crime, and reveals the tales behind specific motifs.